Skip to comments.DC Defines Pepper Spray as a Firearm
Posted on 08/04/2014 7:17:24 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
Just when I thought the District of Columbia government couldnt stoop to new lows of incompetence and non-sensical behavior, it does. Apparently, self-defense spray is defined as a firearm in DC and must be registered by its owner with the Metropolitan Police Department. I kid you not! You heard me correctly. The DC Police wants to make it even more difficult for people, especially women, in a town where its tortuous to purchase a gun to use in self-defense.
Recently, US District Judge Frederick J. Schulling Jr. ruled DCs ban on people carrying guns in public was unconstitutional. Yet, DC lawmakers and the Police department demonstrate a tenacity for trying to make it onerous for residents to legally defend themselves against maniacs.
How did I stumble upon this little gem of lunacy? My neighbor who lives in DC has an 18-year old daughter who decided it was probably a good idea that she carried some pepper spray to defend herself in the city and when she heads off to college in South Carolina later this month. She explained to me when she went to buy the pepper spray at the Ace Hardware store in the Tenley Town neighborhood of DC, the sales clerk handed her the The District of Columbia Self-Defense Spray Registration Form which is part of the Gun Control and Firearms Registration.
To say that she and her mother were perplexed and stunned by the request was an understatement. The law requires a person be a minimum of 18 years old or older to own self-defense sprays because I guess it wouldnt make any sense to allow teenagers to defend themselves against predators and the like.
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Actually, most States did for a very long time. VA did when I prosecuted there. It’s a bit more complicated but that’s pretty much the truth of it.
Well, if you can pretend you can have matrimony without anybody built to be a mater, you can pretend that a firearm does not have to fire solid objects. Depending on how it is worded, flavored PAM might be considered a firearm.
Flavored SPAM would be considered a deadly weapon ! lol
Maybe they object to the packaging.
Teenager is going to college in SC, she can buy what she wants when she gets there.
The DC government is on the side of criminals because they’re criminals too.
Buy hornet/wasp spray before they regulate it, too. Probably works better than the mace she wanted to purchase.
I just ordered a new can to carry on the mobility scooter.
Next thing you know they will declare a cross-bow a fire arm.
Good to see you have your sense of humor!
Have you told Jim? LOL
Another example of what happens when liberals get control of government. They are a danger to personal safety and prosperity, just as F.A. Hayek predicted in Road to Serfdom.
Bear spray ...... I’m wondering if that would be restricted .... and it will put a man DOWN.
And a clenched fist as a deadly weapon if used against your overlords.
Every single one of my female friends that live alone has a can of wasp spray next to their bed.....because I bought it for them. ;)
DC Wants Subjects to be Entirely Defenseless Against Lawless Thugs and New Young “Immigrants”
A ball point pen rammed into the ear of the attacker will kill him. Oops, hope they don’t read this.
*DC rapists cheer!*
It sounds like DC is very concerned about rapist rights and not so much about the victims.
So which politician/judge/da/lawyer got pepper sprayed for patting the wrong backside?
DC banned mace/pepper spray for years, ostensibly because criminals were using it to help mug people.
Criminals, being criminals, didn’t let it’s unavailability in the District deter them, they just started using the small bottles of EZOff oven cleaner.
DC ultimately reversed the ban (although put in registration restrictions, apparantly) under the auspices that it was better to lose a wallet or purse than a wallet or purse AND eyesight.
DC ‘government’ is firmly in the hands of the melanin enhanced “Where da white girls” persons.
That being a given, then to protect their own, said persons would make every effort to render their victims helpless.
I smell a business opportunity.
As I said, they don’t want normal, non-violent people to defend themselves, but instead deliberately and intentionally leave guns in the hands of violent criminals.
Wasp Spray is still legal, albeit not pocket-sized. . .
"Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish?
I absolutely agree with getting pepper spray for humans if that’s what you’re worried about & using bear spray for bears. However, if some place like DC won’t let you get human spray so you can defend yourself AND they don’t give you a registration form for bear spray (I have no idea what the situation is regarding purchasing bear spray - I’m speculating), then I’ll take my chances with bear spray. 2.5 million per 3 million ..... I’m thinking a fog of pepper spray is going to be better than nothing & I’ve heard from credible folks that it will put a man down if they get a face full.
As for the wasp/hornet spray, it’s nasty stuff but I haven’t heard of it being used in lieu of pepper spray. I’d never use it. The ultimate irony is that some female somewhere is going to use it on an attacker, survive somehow, and get sued by the attacker for using it on them. The way this world is upside down these days, I have no doubt it’s just a matter of time.
Wasp/hornet spray can travel as far as 40 feet. Nasty stuff.
Wasp/hornet spray can travel as far as 40 feet. Nasty stuff.
I engage in an activity where we occasionally (couple of times in the late summer months) disturb ‘ground bee’ nests (also called yellow jackets). We use the wasp/hornet spray to knock the nests out from a distance because the bees are really, really mad & you can’t get very close at that point. The only problem is that the bees away from the nests gallivanting around the countryside are some kind of pi$$ed off when they come back to the nest & find it destroyed! The spray smells terrible and you definitely want to avoid breathing any fumes.
And totally ineffective.
I had a sobering experience of that reality when I helped my daughter move into the Georgetown campus.
Two weeks prior a student couple returning to campus just before midnight, within the campus "housing area" experienced a DC rape and murders. Not far from a world class restaurant.
This was 1993, and all indications are that it is now much worse.
People need to stop visiting these places. If you cannot defend your own life or that of your family, no tourist attraction will lure me in. Period.
New York City does that too, based on what I last heard. There are like 3 pharmacies that will sell it, and then only after you fill out the paper.
No worries. When she gets to South Carolina she can buy practically anything she wants.
Massachusetts requires an FID card and registration for pepper spray.
don’t all postal carriers carry it?
are they all criminals to be arrested?